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Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: having my aura photographed by Esposa @ 24 minutes 19 seconds ago

Reiki and any energy work is awesome. Forgiveness is a choice, and a difficult one. I have often felt jealous of those who had a faith that seemed to make forgiveness seem like the only option. I am not one of those so I have had to work very hard
Gay/Bi/Trans Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Anybody knows/try hormone therapy????? by pufferfish @ 24 minutes 59 seconds ago

Thanks for this informative statement. I don't know how to convince my PCP of these things. Puffer
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Burning Question by rebecca24 @ 28 minutes 24 seconds ago

i dont know when we will see each other again, and i dont want the fiendship to be lost. i miss him a lot because i enjoy his company. he helped me when i had no care taker and now he is afraid to work with me again. perhaps because dealing with m
Gay/Bi/Trans Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Anybody knows/try hormone therapy????? by learning2luvme @ 29 minutes 41 seconds ago

Hey there, I have been on testosterone cypionate injections for almost 15 years. Other than an enlarged prostate which I probably would have developed anyways, hormone replacement therapy has changed my life significantly. Prior to treatment I tho
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Psychology Question: **** TRIGGER WARNING!***** by Esposa @ 30 minutes 10 seconds ago

This is, unfortunately, not the first time I have heard of this.
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Burning Question by rebecca24 @ Today at 07:17 PM

To all: Thank you for your responses. It has been another easter, and I get very emotional around this time because of my friend Jesse Pallante who has been abused since the age of 3 to 17. At the age of 13 he was shot by his abuser and now has tr
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Mattheal, in memorium by traveler @ Today at 06:20 PM

good perspective, NG! thank you. lee
Poetry
Jump to new posts Re: My Nine/Eleven by newground @ Today at 05:27 PM

hey estuardo I will pray as well. I hope that those around you will come to understand the depth of the betrayal. so often they say just forgive when what they mean is get over it. that is not so easily done. I hope for you that you can find peace. a
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Introduction by traveler @ Today at 05:11 PM

SNL - some of my abusers were also boys of the same age and just slightly older. i know from experience that abuse of this type is often not taken seriously by others who are uninformed about the true nature of abuse. too often it is minimized or rat
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Introduction by CafeMan @ Today at 03:44 PM

Welcome to the site and on your continued road to heal. I'm sure you will do great things in your life and make some mistakes. Regardless, realize that you are in control and will have a great time redefining your life from this day forward. All m
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Mattheal, in memorium by newground @ Today at 03:38 PM

It is so very hard in these moments, to take up the challenge; to speak comfort to a people who are hurting. It is in these moments after all that we feel the weakest. But that is not true, we are not weak, never were. If ever there is a man who has
U.S. & World News
Jay, for a few years now. correct about the siths. just putting it out there that while 99% of the time it is true that a person reporting they were raped/abused is true, there still is that 1% that make it up no matter how much we believe that ne
U.S. & World News
Jump to new posts Re: X-Men director Bryan Singer sued for raping a teen by GentleSoul @ Today at 01:14 PM

Todd... how long you know me, baby? Only Siths believe in absolutes.
U.S. & World News
I will try to make myself clear, again. I believe that the person who claimed the director raped him IS TELLING THE TRUTH. I believe he WAS raped. my, reply was to a specific sentence, made by davoswim, and now gentlesoul, that nobody makes this st
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Another Milestone...Sad & Angry by KMCINVA @ Today at 01:06 PM

Jude I know your courage will definitely save the lives of these children. To open up and share from the heart takes courage. It is a sign you are healing and our far you have come. Your advise to "not let anything get in the way of recovery.
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Introduction by Adam A Gedman @ Today at 12:52 PM

Hello SNL, I am sorry for your reason to be here, but glad for you to have found us here MS. I too was abused around 8 years old (also my best guess). A lot of denial, blocking out etc., but now working on putting the puzzle pieces together. Don't
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Another Milestone...Sad & Angry by don64 @ Today at 12:38 PM

Hi Jude, Thank you for giving of yourself in this way. You were a gift to them. Don
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Burning Question by pittsburgh @ Today at 12:37 PM

Hi: To give you a short answer, yes there can be issues, from my experience a lot will depend on where he is on his journey toward healing and coming to understand what happened to him. The sexual issues will vary from man to man, with what happened
U.S. & World News
Jump to new posts Re: X-Men director Bryan Singer sued for raping a teen by GentleSoul @ Today at 12:34 PM

I just wanted to say that ALL people who report rape should be believed. No one makes this stuff up...
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Introduction by pittsburgh @ Today at 12:25 PM

congratulations on your journey. Just being here shows progress. You will find the emotions you spoke of are common. I know they were for me. For many years I thought I was the only one who went thru this, boy was I wrong. It was also something I had
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: ....and I can still be an ass! by On The Fringe @ Today at 12:19 PM

Originally Posted By: jas4159I am glad you are so positive and up. None of us is perfect we are only people and people only have perfect intentions. It really is a positive for me personally. I used to feel not good enough. I was a people please
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Another Milestone...Sad & Angry by Jude @ Today at 12:13 PM

On Tuesday night I spoke at a rehab center. It was a group of six teenagers, aged 14-16, all hooked on anything from heroin to cocaine to meth to alcohol. I told my story.......all of it. The alcoholic parents. The sexual abuse. Turning to drugs a
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Burning Question by HopeDiesLast @ Today at 10:53 AM

I'm not sure there is a recipe book = recommendations that are good for everyone. I personally would say having an intimate and fulfilling marriage is probably easier when the survivor is already a bit along on the road to healing. But that doesn't h
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: why do I feel death inside by I Want 2 Thrive @ Today at 10:34 AM

Bert, As a 20 year therapy veteran; journaling, a close support circle, and therapy help. I did each as I was ready. I had difficult putting pen to paper. My therapist recommended a hand held tape recorder, it was a little easier. I could pause as
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts Re: The Damage She Did by focusedbody @ Today at 09:44 AM

Originally Posted By: don64 But, I feel a different perspective from you and from FB. My sense is that all of me is still totally intact. All of my wonder and joy and expressiveness and openness to being loved and touched and to touching and loving
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